COFLIN, Hugh Jay Alexander December 15, 1928 - Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan April 30, 2021 - Tsawwassen, B.C.
Hugh Coflin, beloved husband of Patricia Coflin, of Tsawwassen, B.C., died peacefully in his sleep with his family by his side on April 30, 2021 at the age of 92 years after a long life filled with laughter and love. Hugh was born in Blaine Lake, Saskatchewan, December 15, 1928 and played professional hockey for the Chicago Blackhawks during 1950-1951 season and was then traded to the Detroit Red Wings for their 1952 Stanley Cup win, landing his name on the 1952 Stanley Cup. Hugh continued with the Western Hockey League Edmonton Flyers, leading the team to multiple championships as Captain. Hugh remained an avid hockey lover until the end, passing on his passion for sports to his children and all those that were lucky enough to have their paths cross with him. Leading a legendary life, Hugh looked back fondly on his 12-year NHL / WHL career and the friends and teammates he had along the way. While in Edmonton, Hugh met his soulmate, the beautiful Patricia Barry, and remained deeply in love for over 65 years. Together they raised a beautiful family and actively supported their passion in sports, academics, and life. Hugh then enjoyed a successful business career with Christie's and balanced his priorities, spending time with his loved ones, providing support and encouragement, and always deeply proud of their accomplishments. Despite his many achievements, what Hugh will be remembered for most is his role as a kind and loving friend, father, grandfather, and husband. Hugh's memory will forever live on in the hearts of his children, grandchildren, and his loving wife, Pat. All those who were lucky enough to love and be loved by Hugh attest that he will be missed beyond measure. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Sacred Heart Church on Friday, May 7th, 2021 at 11:00 am. Condolences may be forwarded through visiting the Delta Funeral Home website; www.arbormemorial.ca/en/delta.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation in Hugh's name at http://www.bccancerfoundation.com
or 1-888- 906-2873. Delta Funeral Home 604.946.6040